Phone Box

Discussion in 'Street' started by Chris Bennett, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Haha, I'm editing that post now as missed that typo!
     
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  2. Chris Bennett

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  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    What odd things walk past that phone box. I think the locals have cottoned on to you, Chris, and this guitarist is hoping for a free album-cover shot!
     
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  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    It was a band of buskers, Rob. They often use that spot to perform and it was fabulous to see the smiles on the faces of so many of the passers-by enjoying the music.
     
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  5. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    The User

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    Five months of photos of the phone box and, finally, someone uses it to make a call! They still couldn't do it without their mobile phone though!
     
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  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    :D:D:D
     
  7. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    I agree with Wes, those first two look rather scary to me.
     
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  8. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Phone Box User #2.JPG
     
  9. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    That is a good one.

    He is probably wondering what this strange antique object is for.
     
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  10. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

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  11. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Intense. Good shadow work, Chris.
     
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  12. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Thanks Rob. I like this one.
     
  13. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

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    Clean Sheet
    The phone box has new glass!
     
  14. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    OMG! I’m surprised they didn’t consult you first, Chris. Looks a bit clean…
     
  15. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    It does, doesn't it? Actually, that's what I thought had been done - it had just been cleaned. So my first thought was, that at least I will still have the scratches on the glass. Then when I looked a bit closer, I realised both panes had been completely replaced. I don't know whether they had reached the point where they were considered to be not fit for purpose, or perhaps they were smashed.
    Anyway, a new dawn for telephony in Lancaster has arrived!
    I am sure it will be no time at all before these two windows become thoroughly begrunged.
     
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  16. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    Fear not though, Rob, I have a new angle of grungification to exploit!
    Just to either side of the place that I normally post myself, there are some black windows, in which, if I go alongside the phone box, I can see a reflection back through the box windows.
    This enables me to get shots like this...

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  17. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Good framing at the sides. Timing is crucial.
     
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  18. Wes Hall

    Wes Hall Active Member

    Excellent to hear those suits at City Hall can't halt your artistic expression Chris! I concur with Rob on the latest.
     
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  19. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    More grunge from the new angle

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  20. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    ...and a couple from the old viewpoint through the new glass.

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    It will be fascinating to witness the patina building up as time, bill stickers and graffiti artists have their wicked way with the glass.
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2022

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